IC 434 in the Orion Constellation

Blogged by Xiao Sun on January 2, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images.

Happy New Year Everybody!

This is an image Axel Canicio took with his DMK 31AF03.AS Astronomy Camera. The object is the well known Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) in the Orion Constellation.

In his e-mail, Axel wrote:

Here is a new deep sky image, that I captured two months ago with the DMK 31AF03.AS.
I wanted to know how the camera runs with such a difficult object[...]
It's IC434, Horsehead Nebula, in the Orion Constellation.

Technical details:
C11 + reducer F/3.3 Meade (D = 280mm, F= 924mm)
Mount Skywatcher EQ6 Skyscan
Telescope Skywatcher ED80 for autoguide
Camera for capture: DMK 31AF03.AS
Camera for autoguiding: DMK 21AU04.AS
AstroSnap Pro V2.3 software already as trial version.

30 frames/300 seconds with H-Alpha Astronomik filter 13nm.